St. Apollinaris Catholic Church • 3700 Lassen Street • Napa, CA 94558 • (707)257-2555

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Napa Valley's St. Apollinaris Catholic Church invites you to join us in meeting the spiritual, educational, and physical needs of our growing parish family and community.

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WELCOME TO SAINT APOLLINARIS CATHOLIC CHURCH!

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formed-logo-circle.pngOPENING THE WORD - REFLECTIONS ON THE SUNDAY READINGS
Sunday, September 23, The 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, "Getting Behind the Messiah"
Opening the Word is a program offering prayer and insights for the Saturday readings featuring a variety of presenters for personal faith formation. Watch the video or download the Prayer Journal at FORMED.ORG

FATHER BALA'S MESSAGE ON THE CURRENT SCANDALS IN THE CHURCH
To read Father Bala's message regarding the current scandals in the Church, go to the Pastor's Message page.

DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET - MONDAYS AT 3:00 PM
Toward the end of the school year, many students began praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3:00 pm for a friend who was in the hospital. Join us throughout the summer months on Mondays at 3:00 pm in front of the tabernacle – for their intentions and your intentions.

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS - MONDAYS AT 7:15 PM, GYM CONFERENCE ROOM
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, also known as RCIA, is the process by which non-Catholics are prepared for reception into the Roman Catholic Church. For information, please contact Paul Rogers at 738-1364 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Classes are 7:15 pm in the Gym Conference Room. 

MARY, A BIBLICAL WALK WITH THE BLESSED MOTHER - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 9:30 PM / TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 6:00 PM
Our study will begin Tuesday, September 18, 9:30 am and Tuesday, September 25, 6:00 pm. The cost is $25. Please make checks payable to St. A's Women's Guild, and this may be combined with dues payment (please indicate on the comment line). Sign up during the Women's Guild membership drive. Study materials available at that time.

FIRST COMMUNION PROGRAM PARENT MEETING THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 7:00 PM
This meeting is for ALL parents who have a child preparing for First Holy Communion this year. It will be held in the Church. Parents, this is a very important year for your children. It is very important to attend this meeting as specific instructions and preparation for you and for your child are distributed. We will be working together to ensure that this is a very special year for you and for your child.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ANNUAL STEAK BBQ, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 6:00 PM
Join the Knights for their Annual Steak BBQ on Thursday, September 20 at St. A's Cleary Park. Social: 6:00 pm; dinner: 6:30 pm. $20/person, $50/families. RSVP by September 16. Call Bob Roche (707) 252-7871.

ANGEL BAZAAR - SILENT AUCTION ITEM NEEDED:
Do you have a have a Vacation House you would like to share? We also need donations of wine. Please call Karen Segas at (707) 337-0910.

HOW DO WE RESPOND TO A CULTURE THAT NO LONGER BELIEVE IN TRUTH? - BEGINS SEPTEMBER 20 ONLINE
Join us for an exclusive FORMED digital study led by Dr. Edward Sri! Over the course of four weeks, learn to respond to the world's questions on morality and relativism with weekly sessions of Who Am I to Judge? direct to your inbox and engaging discussion with Dr. Sri and other participants. The study will kick off on Thursday, September 20 with a FORMED Live Event where Dr. Sri and Sean Dalton will discuss relativism in modern culture and how Catholics should respond. Click here to register.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES HAVE BEGUN, WEDNESDAYS OR THURSDAYS AT 3:30 - 4:45 PM 
Pre-registered students are to meet in the Church. To late register, call the Religious Education Office (707) 257-7200.

GYMNASIUM COMMITTEE - 50/50 CLUB - JOIN NOW! - MONTHLY DRAWINGS
It's fun, it's easy! And it helps maintain the parish gymnasium. Remember, there are no meetings to attend, and no committees to chair. Forms available in the back of the church. Please contact the parish office (707) 257-2555 for more information.

FORMED.ORG - PUT NOT YOUR TRUST IN PRINCES, BY CHRISTOPHER CHECK
Speaking from his perspective as a historian, Christopher Check reminds us that the crisis of our age is cultural and, in the end, spiritual. He explains that a flourishing society is not achieved through legislation or at the ballot box, but instead radiates from the family out. Using examples from the ages, he connects us with our rich patrimony as Catholics and provides practical advice on what we must do to transform our culture for Christ. Listen online at FORMED.ORG

NOVENA FOR THE LEGAL PROTECTION OF HUMAN LIFE - AUGUST 3 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 28
From Friday, August 3, 2018 to Friday, September 28, 2018, the weekly Call to Prayer will be adapted as a nine-week Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life. In addition to the current invitation to fast on Fridays, participants are encouraged to pray one Our Father, Hail Mary, and Glory Be for the intention of the novena. 

MASS OF REPARATION FOR VICTIMS OF CLERGY SEXUAL ABUSE - SEPTEMBER 26, 7:00 PM
Reparation is a theological concept closely connected with those of atonement and satisfaction. An act of reparation is performed with the intent to expiate the sins of others. With the news revealing scandalous actions on the part of clergy, we wish to offer the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and to apply the infinite graces of the Eucharistic Sacrifice in atonement for the sins, silence, and cover-up revolving around the abuse done by clergy. Join us for Mass at 7:00 pm to pray for the grace to repair the damaged hearts, souls, and trust caused by this reprehensible scandal. The Rosary will be prayed prior to the Mass, beginning at 6:30 pm. 

FORTY DAYS FOR LIFE - FALL 2018 CAMPAIGN STARTS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 10:00 AM
The fall 40 days for life campaign will run from Wednesday, September 26 through Saturday, November 24. Prayer service to start the campaign will be 10:00 am on Wednesday, September 26. To sign up for a time slot between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm, please contact Isidro and Ana (707) 477-2846, or Chris (707) 252-0191, or Howard (707) 225-5262, or online at https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/napa/

GRACE ON THE WAY - LESSONS FROM THE CAMINO - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 9:30 AM IN THE CHURCH
Encounter this "stay-at-home" pligrimage with speaker Wendy Biale, theologian and St. A's parishioner. Saturday, September 29, 9:30 am in the church. The Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James) was one of the most important Christian pilgrimages during the Middle Ages. Legend holds that St. James's remains were carried by boat from Jerusalem to northern Spain, where he was buried in what is now the city of Santiago de Compostela. The pilgrimage to Santiago has never ceased from the time of the discovery of St. James's remains in 812 AD.

PAELLA IN THE PARK - 2018 SCHOOL FUNDRAISER - SEPTEMBER 29, 5:30 - 8:00 PM

Join us on Saturday, September 29 from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm in Father Cleary Park. Purchase your tickets on the school website, http://www.stapollinaris.com/

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2:30 PM, BETWEEN THE SCHOOL AND CONVENT
Join us on the Feast Day of St. Francis for the blessing of the animals! Bring your pets – big and small, enormous or tiny. The blessing will begin at 2:30 pm, Thursday, October 4 in the parking lot between the convent and the school. 

54 DAY ROSARY NOVENA - AUGUST 15 THROUGH OCTOBER 7
Please join us in praying a 54 Day Rosary Novena for our country from August 15 (the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary) through October 7 (the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary.) Individuals and families can pray the Rosary daily for our country, just like has been done recently in Poland, Ireland, Italy, Britain, and Australia. October 7, a Rosary Coast-to-Coast will be prayed beginning at 1:00 pm Pacific Time. Join thousands of Catholic in praying for Our Lady’s powerful intercession. For more information visit http://rosarycoasttocoast.com 

MARIS STELLA INSTITUTE - ADULT FAITH FORMATION, ENRICHMENT, AND CERTIFICATION
Maris Stella Institute is a nonprofit catechetical institute based in American Canyon, with the mission to provide systematic courses in the Catechism of the Catholic Church as a primary means for adult faith formation and obtaining catechetical certification. We currently offer classes at Kolbe-Trinity Prep in Napa, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, and at other various locations in American Canyon. For more information, please visit our website: www.marisstellainstitute.org

ONE FAMILY IN MISSION - 2018 ANNUAL DIOCESAN MINISTRY APPEAL 
We currently have pledges of $68,127.00 toward our goal of $71,812.00. A total of 139 parish families have made pledges. Any amount donated over our assessed goal will be returned to our parish. Thank you for your generosity.

DEAR PARENTS WITH SMALL CHILDREN:
Thank you! When you are here, the church is filled with a joyful noise. When you are here, the Body of Christ is more fully present. When you are here, we are reminded that our worship is not personal, but is a communal prayer where all the baptized participate mystically in the one Sacrifice of Jesus Christ. When you are here, there is hope that this church will continue to be filled for years to come. Thank you! God bless you! You are always welcome at St. Apollinaris!

SEMINARIANS BURSE - SUPPORT DIOCESAN VOCATIONS 
Bishop Vasa has created a Seminarian's Burse to assist in the costs of educating tomorrow's priests. Donations may be made in memory of a departed priest. Donations have already been made in memory of Monsignor William Hynes (1925-2018) and Father Michael Kelly (1951-2015).

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHAT ALL THE LAYERS OF VESTMENTS THE PRIEST WEARS ARE ABOUT?
Each of the vestments has a history, a meaning, and a prayer associated with it. Click here for a handy PDF guide (suitable for coloring, too!) detailing the names, meaning, and prayer for each of the items a priest wears during Mass.

30113952.jpgCAN YOU HELP US TO UPGRADE OUR MUSIC BOOKS FOR THE 5:30 PM SUNDAY YOUTH MASS?
The books we're using for the 5:30 pm Sunday youth Mass are so far out of date that they still use the "old" translation of the Mass from almost 10 years ago. Also, they are paperbacks and have seen better days. Help us raise $5,000 to buy new, hardback books with the "new" Mass translation and new music. Questions? Contact Fr. David. If you want to donate, please write "5:30 pm Song Books" on the comment line. Thank you!

PARISH AND SCHOOL CRAB FEED 2019, SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2019
Our parish and school are hoping to have a combined Crab Feed on Saturday, January 26, 2019. This can only happen if we have the support of both the parishioners and school families. If you are interested in being a chairperson for the Parish to work alongside a chairperson for the school, please contact Olivia Brazil, Principal at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

history04.jpg11 DAYS OF PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND – MARCH 18 - 28, 2019
Please join Father Bala and two others priests on this pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Round Trip from San Francisco costing per person $3,200. This pilgrimage is open for all, young and adult. And it is open not only for Catholics but also to our brethren belonging to different Christian denominations. To register and get more particulars of the pilgrimage contact Ashley Huss at (707) 257-4528 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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THIRD SATURDAY FAITH AND CULTURE SPEAKER SERIES
Presented by the St. Apollinaris Evangelization Team
Free of Charge. All are welcome. Donations accepted.
 
On August 21Greg Tarcynski spoke on Technology and Human Culture. A recording of the talk may be found here.
 
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SEPTEMBER 15, 9:30 AM
Deacon Roger Hogan

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OCTOBER 20, 9:30 AM
Tom Riley
"Dracula, Vampires, and Catholic Doctrine"

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NOVEMBER 17, 9:30 AM
Steve Ray

 

Learn more about our school here:

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Link to St. Apollinaris School Website

 

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40 DAYS FOR LIFE — STARTS ON ASH WEDNESDAY
Why not make the intention of spending one hour a week in front of Planned Parenthood in prayer?
Join us this Wed for opening prayer at 9:00 am
Call Chris at (707)252-0191 to sign up.

Walk for Life Bus Trip - San Francisco - January

40 Days for Life - Napa (October and Lent)

Life Chain Napa - October 

Napa Valley Culture of Life (Umbrella Respect Life Organization in Napa)

Birthright - a great Napa Community Pregnancy Resource

Alpha Pregnancy Clinic

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In the words of Pope Francis, “even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live forever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect”.

Youth Ministry

"Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity."  -1 Timothy 4:12

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St. Apollinaris Mission

St. Apollinaris is a welcoming Catholic Christian Community united by faith in God, nourished by Jesus through both the Word and the Eucharist and empowered by the Holy Spirit.

We invite you to join us in meeting the spiritual, educational, and physical needs of our growing parish family and community through prayer, faith formation, evangelization, stewardship, hospitality, and social justice.

Religious Education

”Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them.” - Matthew 19:14
As a child ages their understanding of our faith will grow and mature with continued faith formation. Our Catholic faith has much to offer with yearly education a child will grow in understand and love of God. St. Apollinaris has much to offer children through our religious education program.

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Women's Guild

The purpose of the St. Apollinaris Women’s Guild is threefold: Spiritual, Social, and Service. We sponsor a Day of Reflection for members; Bible Study is ongoing; there are 2 dinner meetings, a Mass and Brunch; and we have day trips planned for our members. We do Service by helping with events at St. A’s.

An event is planned each month (Oct – May).

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Family Life

A monthly gathering of married and engaged couples with the goal of assisting them to become the "true" domestic church. This is done by providing tools and information to help them live out God's Plan for the Sacrament of Marriage and to create a vibrant and positive community of married couples. Activities include speakers, dinners, movie nights, game nights, informative video presentations on Catholic teaching about living God's Plan for marriage, family nights, and couple time.